The Tango Reflex Multi-Modality Laser For Vision Treatments

Tango Reflex™ combines multiple treatment platforms - SLT for glaucoma, laser vitreolysis for floaters, and capsulotomy and iridotomy treatments - in a single, advanced laser system

SLT/YAG/Floater Treatments

Combining Ellex’s proprietary Reflex Technology™ with the industry’s leading SLT technology, the new Tango Reflex™ is a breakthrough in laser technology that enables you to perform the full range of anterior and posterior YAG laser procedures, as well as SLT. Designed for greater efficiency, Tango Reflex™ allows you to instantly switch between treatment modes at the touch of a button, while an intuitive touchscreen interface permits easy, quick adjustment of all treatment parameters.

Don't forget to check out the Ellex Tango as well. A conventional SLT/YAG laser to add to your practice.

Optimized Optics for Better Viewing

The quality and design of Tango Reflex’s slit lamp optics are optimized for both anterior and posterior YAG laser procedures. A combination of high-grade crown glass materials and multi-layered, anti-reflection coatings on all optical components maximizes light transmission whilst minimizing dispersion to deliver better optical performance. In addition, next-generation filter technology provides the best colour balance possible.

Anterior Segment Viewing:
Featuring Galilean converging optics with a 16° stereoscopic angle, Tango Reflex provides a more natural stereoscopic view combined with a small depth of field for precision focusing on structures in the anterior segment.

Posterior Segment Viewing:
Ultra Q’s illumination tower, which can be used in a coaxial position, provides better depth perception in the posterior segment for precision focusing on structures in the vitreous cavity.

IOL-Friendly Photodisruption

In YAG mode, Tango Reflex™ allows you to cut tissue more effectively using fewer shots and less cumulative energy – dramatically reducing the risk of IOL pitting. Featuring an Ultra Gaussian beam profile, Tango Reflex focuses more energy into the center of the beam profile to deliver greater energy density, achieving optical breakdown (in air) of approximately 1.8mJ, in optimal conditions. This compares to other YAG lasers, which typically achieve optical breakdown (in air) of 3 to 4mJ in optimal conditions.

Precise SLT Treatment

Tango Reflex’s system electronics, energy attenuator and energy monitor are configured to deliver optimal positional resolution. In addition, an automatic calibration process, combined with start-up and test-fire sequences, uses feedback from the energy monitor in order to constantly adjust the system to ensure more reliable, stable output. The end result: parameter settings can be adjusted in 0.1 mJ increments to ensure precise treatment results. This capability, coupled with superior energy control, enables you to deliver highly accurate SLT treatment. All SLT treatment parameters are designed to industry-recognized treatment protocols, maximizing treatment options and ensuring effective patient results.

Precise YAG Treatment

Accurate focusing on the capsule (anterior or posterior) is critical to preventing IOL pitting. With a tolerance range of ± 8 microns, Tango Reflex’s fine, two-point focusing system in YAG mode makes it easy for you to know when you are in focus, ensuring that energy is delivered where you intend in relation to your target.

With a two-point focusing system the two aiming beams converge in the focal plane. This simple, yet highly precise aiming system, is the most accurate at indicating when the laser and slit lamp view are in proper focus, as it allows you to see a separation of the two aiming beams (which indicates out-of-focus) with even the smallest of slit lamp (or patient) movements.

In comparison, four-point and many other focusing systems require a significant shift in the slit lamp’s position before you can distinguish any separation of the aiming beams.

Reflex Technology

Innovations such as titratable axis illumination and coaxial visualization enable Laser Floater Removal (LFR) to be performed with greater safety and efficacy. LFR involves the use of Ellex’s proprietary Reflex Technology™ and a specially designed nano-pulsed YAG laser to vaporize floaters.

Ellex’s proprietary Reflex Technology™ comprises a unique slit lamp illumination tower design, which converges the operator’s vision, the target illumination and the treatment beam onto the same optical path, and focuses them onto the same optical plane – offering optimized visualization and illumination of the vitreous. This is of particular importance when aiming at floaters, as it greatly minimizes the potential for focusing errors, and the risk of damage to the natural lens or the retina. The unique illumination mirror design, which briefly moves out of the laser pathway during firing, ensures that the laser beam is never obstructed. This minimizes the risk of under-dosing or over-dosing the energy, ensuring that the desired therapeutic effect is achieved.

Reflex Technology™ also allows you to toggle between on- and off-axis modes in order to better visualize the floater – and to assess its position relative to the lens and/or retina: on-axis mode provides greater visualization of floaters located in the middle and posterior vitreous and offers necessary spatial context, especially in relation to the retina; off-axis mode provides better visualization of floaters located in the anterior vitreous. As an added benefit, there is no risk of under-dosing or over-dosing the energy due to poor positioning of the light tower – eliminating clipping of the laser beam. In addition, the precision of the two-point aiming system and the wide offset range ensure accurate positioning of the optical breakdown, thus preserving surrounding tissue from accidental damage.

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Off-Axis Visualization

Off-axis visualization provides greater visualization of floaters located in the anterior vitreous, permits better definition of the posterior capsule and decreases glare in some situations, depending on the location of the floaters.

On-Axis Visualization

On-axis visualization provides greater visualization of floaters located in the middle and posterior vitreous, allows for spatial context – especially near the retina and Red-Reflex provides greater visual contrast in order to better visualize certain floaters.

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